The People Involved

Jane Albright

Jane Albright

Speaker

IWOC Vice President Jane Albright will talk about curating an exhibit featuring toys from the Land of Oz, set to open in Kansas City next January.

Sean Barrett

Sean Barrett

Speaker

Director Sean Barrett will give us a preview of 'The Oz Project', a music video mash-up of MGM's Oz and 'The Wiz'

Ryan Bunch

Ryan Bunch

Convention Co-Chair

Ryan Bunch is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Wizard of Oz Club and Co-Chair of the 2016 Philly Oz Convention.

Angelica Shirley Carpenter

Angelica Shirley Carpenter

Speaker

Past IWOC President Angelica Shirley Carpenter will introduce us to the subject of her recent biography, Matilda Joslyn Gage.

Dennis Cobourn

Dennis Cobourn

Artist

Philadelphia Artist Dennis Cobourn helped design the "Art of Oz" installation and created original illustrations for the convention.

Nell Shaw Cohen

Nell Shaw Cohen

Composer

Nell Shaw Cohen is the composer of a new opera based on Baum's "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" with librettist Edward Einhorn.

Edward Einhorn

Edward Einhorn

Speaker

Director, playwright, librettist, and novelist Edward Einhorn will share his work on a new opera based on Baum's 'Life and Adventures of Santa Claus'.

John Fricke

John Fricke

Speaker

John Fricke, the world's preeminent Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland author, will join us to discuss Judy Garland and the MGM Film.

Walter Frisch

Walter Frisch

Speaker

Musicologist Walter Frisch will talk about the history and changing meanings of "Over the Rainbow" from Judy Garland to IZ.

Blair Frodelius

Blair Frodelius

Speaker

Blair Frodelius will talk about the Oz Index and some of the more unusual items he has discovered. Visit the Oz Index at www.theOzIndex.com.

Atticus Gannaway

Atticus Gannaway

Speaker

L. Frank Baum Memorial Award winner Atticus Gannaway will share his research into William F. Lee of the publishers of the Oz books, Reilly & Lee.

Michael Gessel

Michael Gessel

Presenter

Oz Club Treasurer Michael Gessel is collaborating on a display of materials relating to W.W. Denslow's work in Philadelphia.

Susan Hall

Susan Hall

Presenter

Susan Hall will lead us in Ozzy fun activities like PictionOzy.

Michael Patrick Hearn

Michael Patrick Hearn

Speaker

Renowned author of The Annotated Wizard of Oz, Michael Patrick Hearn will join us for a special interview with the niece of Ruth Plumly Thompson.

Scott Hedley

Scott Hedley

Speaker

Oz collector Scott Hedley will co-host our Oz Show and Tell with Walter Krueger.

Ryan Jay

Ryan Jay

Speaker

Film critic Ryan Jay will lead a panel on recent and upcoming film and television Oz projects.

Jon Koons

Jon Koons

Speaker and Performer

Actor, Author and Entertainer Jon Koons will wow us with magical performances, including a reading from his unique Wizard of Oz audiobook.

Walter Krueger

Walter Krueger

Speaker

Oz collectibles expert Wally Krueger will co-host an Oz Show and Tell, preview his upcoming blog, and show us how to make ruby slippers!

Micah Mahjoubian

Micah Mahjoubian

Convention Co-Chair

Micah Mahjoubian is the devoted husband of International Wizard of Oz Club member Ryan Bunch, and Co-Chair of the 2016 Philly Oz Convention.

Elizabeth Manus

Elizabeth Manus

Accompanist

Pianist Elizabeth Manus will accompany a preview of Edward Einhorn and Nell Shaw Cohen's opera based on 'The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus'.

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